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Publication . Article . 2018

Love Conquers All: The Erfurt Girdle as a Source for Understanding Medieval Jewish Love and Romance

Ido Noy;
Published: 05 Dec 2018 Journal: IMAGES (issn: 1871-7993, Copyright policy )
Abstract
AbstractThe discovery of pawned objects in treasure troves attributed to Jews enables investigation of the use and understanding of these objects by Jews, especially regarding those of a more secular nature, i.e. objects that have little relationship to Jewish or Christian liturgy and that lack explicit Jewish or Christian religious iconography or inscriptions. One of these pawned objects is a girdle, which was found in a Jewish context in Erfurt. Through examining this girdle in the context of similar imagery in Jewish art, we see that Jews were not only exposed to such girdles but also were well aware of their symbolic meaning in noble love and romance.
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Literature business.industry business Romance Judaism Art media_common.quotation_subject media_common

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Religious studies, History, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, Cultural Studies

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EC| BeyondtheElite
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BeyondtheElite
Beyond the Elite: Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 681507
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
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